Burano, Murano and Venice ... lace, glass and water.
We weren't too sure what to do with our day, so after some little help from family via Viber (ain't social media grand) we decided a trip on a boat to some islands would be a good place to start.
Murano is the glass island. It is the closest to Venice out of the three that are to the left of the island. Lots of beautiful glass things are made there. We saw many of them. We didn't see any glass blowing though, as it was Sunday they weren't operating. It is worth a visit, just don't swing anything around.
We didn't actually take any photos of the glass but we did get to watch a girl play the glasses. That was pretty cool. She played classical music and the Harry Potter theme. Hannah was thrilled.
Dan found some blinds. Venetian. So he took a photo of them.
Venetian blinds in Venice, how Venetian.
We got back on our water taxi (along with half of the Murano tourists) and headed to the next island Burano, the lace island. It is also well known for something else, see if you can work it out from the photos.
Worked it out yet?
The lace was beautiful. I could have purchased tablecloths, dresses, parasols, scarves, other linen and Dan's favourite - toilet roll holders. Sadly we didn't buy anything ... we just wandered the streets.
We did, however, spend some money eating food. They had some Murano glasses for our water.
After a delicious lunch, we headed towards a rather interesting looking tower and the water. As we had approached the island we had noticed something interesting about this particular tower. The issue it had seemed to get worse the closer you got. Can you spot it?
Methinks someone forgot to use a ruler, level and string line ...
Ah well, the water and the view was pretty and so we looked, sat and meandered our way through Burano back towards the water taxi.
We had considered heading to the island of Lido to visit a beach or two, but it was after 4pm by this stage so it was time to head back to Venice for a nice dinner in the apartment.